Tag Archive: Darick Robertson

The Incredible Hulk 75 (October 2004)

Here I thought Darick Robertson and Tom Palmer on the art would help…. It does help for a while. But the issue’s double-sized and once Doc Samson shows up, maybe a quarter of… Continue reading

The Boys 72 (November 2012)

And what does Ennis do for the finish? Pretty much exactly what I figured he’d do. There’s nothing really new to it, except maybe some gesture of humanity from the corporate jerk, which… Continue reading

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 6 (December 2011)

Ennis ends the series, his summing up of Butcher, with a quote from Unforgiven. He also includes a reference to himself in the comic, apparently when he was trying to get work at… Continue reading

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 5 (November 2011)

Mallory shows up–the first time Robertson has drawn him–and the series becomes about what I expected in the second half. Sadly the first half mostly consists of Butcher reading his wife’s diary where… Continue reading

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 4 (October 2011)

I have to give it to Ennis, he does come up with one hectic of a death scene for Butcher’s wife. I always assumed it was something similar to Hughie’s but no. Ennis… Continue reading

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 3 (September 2011)

Why am I reading this comic? It’s a family drama this issue–oh, wait, Butcher meets the greatest woman in the world and she totally changes his life with her patience and inner beauty.… Continue reading

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 2 (August 2011)

This issue is a bit of a summary nightmare. The opening stuff with the Falklands is okay, though Ennis has covered a lot of the same territory with Born. Butcher turns out to… Continue reading

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 1 (July 2011)

Besides the vaguely obviously device of Butcher narrating his tale to his dead father (in his casket, no less), Garth Ennis does a fairly decent job with this issue. In some ways, leaving… Continue reading

The Maze Agency 17 (December 1990)

It’s a religious cult mystery, along with some teenage lovers–one being the daughter of Jennifer’s friend. Barr doesn’t pause on his contrivances (it’s not just the daughter, but also Gabe’s religious history), just… Continue reading

The Boys 42 (May 2010)

Robertson has help on the art from Richard P. Clark. Not sure it’s actually help, given there are some really weak panels. Especially towards the end. Yeah, so… the end of Super Duper… Continue reading

The Boys 41 (April 2010)

Butcher’s suspicions–instead of him just resolving them–play out with spying and so on. It makes him less of a character. Ennis is now playing him for laughs. It’s a very strange misfire. The… Continue reading

The Boys 40 (March 2010)

Ennis takes the Butcher finding out about Hughie and Annie thing in an unexpected direction. It makes Butcher suspicious Hughie’s a double agent, which leads to a couple lengthy talking heads scenes of… Continue reading

The Maze Agency Annual 1 (August 1990)

The annual has three stories. The first has Rick Magyar, Darick Robertson and William Messner-Loebs illustrating a Spirit homage. It’s a lot of fun; Barr’s script for it is very fast. Gabe’s on… Continue reading

The Boys 38 (January 2010)

Lots of jokes for the Female’s origin too. Frenchie has to tell it to Hughie, but there’re a few implications it’s an accurate retelling. Ennis plays it for violence and for laughs. The… Continue reading

The Boys 37 (December 2009)

Ennis tells Frenchie’s story, which he does mostly for laughs. Robertson gets the humor well–the setting, a tranquil French village, helps a lot. There aren’t any surprises–Hughie even goes so far as to… Continue reading

The Boys 36 (November 2009)

Once again, Ennis avoids the big question the flashback raises. Hughie and Mother’s Milk are still talking–I think Hughie went for coffee–and there’s a bit more back story. Not a lot. Ennis skips… Continue reading

The Boys 35 (October 2009)

Ennis gets to Mother’s Milk’s story–and hints at something to do with the Female’s. M.M.’s story is a doozy. Ennis takes a somewhat traditional story–the giant corporation knowingly poisoning people with toxic waste–and… Continue reading

The Boys 30 (May 2009)

Ennis brings back a little of the series’s jovial spirit (jovial in a disturbed sense, of course), but not much of it. He splits the issue between the Boys as they recover from… Continue reading

The Boys 29 (April 2009)

I think I reread the finish to this issue five times. You want to go through and pick out the people dying so you can enjoy it. Ennis never did find a story… Continue reading

The Boys 27 (February 2009)

Yeah, once again… not entirely sure why Ennis is dragging out this arc. Mother’s Milk’s investigation is downright interesting–the G-Men kidnap kids and shoot them up with the compound to turn them into… Continue reading

The Boys 25 (December 2008)

There have been insightful parodies of Superman and Batman before–Ennis has done them in The Boys–but his take on Professor X is something unexpected. This whole “G-Men” arc is unexpected, but Ennis has… Continue reading

The Boys 24 (November 2008)

At first, I was going to concentrate on Ennis using Animal House as the model for his X-Men teenage team knock-off. I haven’t read a teen X-Men book in a while, but I… Continue reading

The Boys 23 (October 2008)

Well, Ennis gets to ripping on Marvel and, wow, does it ever go well for him. He goes for the X-Men, which I didn’t expect. There’s a lot about their popularity and the… Continue reading

The Boys 22 (August 2008)

I’m not sure I get the point of Annie having to fend off a rape attempt from one of her teammates. Sure, it makes her closer to Hughie–and the Wonder Woman chick–but Ennis… Continue reading

The Boys 21 (August 2008)

The Boys has been gross, it’s been mean, it’s been disturbing, but Ennis is at his most relentlessly depressing here. The superhero team tries to stop the last plane on 9/11 to disastrous… Continue reading

The Boys 20 (July 2008)

Ennis continues his recounting of superheroes in Boys world. It goes reasonably well–Butcher gets laugh during his chat with the Superman guy–but Ennis is too obvious with some of the other stuff. He’s… Continue reading

The Boys 19 (June 2008)

Ennis opens with a war story–well, at least a few pages of one–and it’s nice to see he and Robertson doing it. Ennis’s zeal for the genre (along with his cynicism) play well… Continue reading

The Boys 18 (May 2008)

It’s a little more traditional issue of The Boys. More traditional because Ennis returns to the series being about Butcher and Hughie, which he’s been moving away from a little. There’s still the… Continue reading

The Boys 17 (April 2008)

Ennis is a funny, funny man. Even when he’s being cruel, he’s funny. He’s also come up with a good way–maybe–to excuse Hughie for killing that awful teenage superhero again. The teen hero… Continue reading

The Boys 16 (March 2008)

Something about the Frenchman this issue makes me wonder if he’s supposed to be some kind of homage to Steve Dillon. Robertson draws him, in his big moment–the Frenchman’s first in the series–with… Continue reading